What are G64 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a G64 file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your G64 files.
What is a G64 file?
G64 files have multiple uses, and G64 1541 Disk Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
G64 1541 Disk Image
Known as C64 emulator disk image files, these .g64 files contain disk images that are created from diskettes of the 8-bit Commodore 64 computers. The disk images stored in these G64 files can be mounted as virtual drives in Commdore 64 emulators, enabling you to run the old c64 software on your modern PC. You can use the Vice C64 emulator program to open and run the Commodore 64 programs and games stored in these .g64 files.
The G64 format is similar to the D64 format, but it supports program features that use the 1541 disk drive in a non-standard way, e.g., fast-loaders and copy-protections.
How to open G64 files
We have identified three G64 openers that are compatible with this specific type of G64 file.
Programs that open G64 1541 Disk Image files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .G64
While G64 1541 Disk Image is a popular type of G64-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .G64 file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Genetec Video Archive
We know that one G64 format is Genetec Video Archive. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different G64 openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of G64 files. Remember, different programs may use G64 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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